- Holiday on the Central Coast and The Winner of Laura’s Tea Towel Giveaway!
- Two Tea Towels = Simple Apron plus Gift Basket Ideas & Giveaway
- Watch Santa Smile as He Dances Round the Christmas Tree! A New Holiday Pattern + A Special Opportunity
- Diana McClun: Her First Quilts and Her Latest Quilts
- Diana McClun: The Other Half of the “Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!” Partnership + EXCITING Giveaway!
Category Archives: Dates & Places
As mentioned in my website bio, I never imagined I’d be hanging out with the co-authors of my early favorite quilting book, Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! And what’s more, that I’d count the co-author, Diana McClun, as a friend, mentor, and … Continue reading
Quilts & Cookies in the Garden: Join Laura Nownes and Diana McClun for a Quilts!Quilts!!Quilts!!! Book Signing!
Lately, with my husband’s recent retirement, we have spent quite a bit of our time traveling. Sometimes he accompanies me on business trips, while other jaunts are just for fun. On our recent trip to Portland, OR, while other tourists … Continue reading
The jet lag may be history, but I’m still bubbling with inspiration from my recent ”holiday” in the UK. In addition to the Autumn Quilt Festival Malvern, which I shared in my Tuesday post, the trip provided a feast of ideas for future stitching projects. Sunday saw us … Continue reading
A California Quilter Crosses the Pond: Part 1 — A Sampling of Quilts from Autumn Quilt Festival Malvern
Feeling a bit jet-lagged at the moment, but it’s all good. I’ve just returned from an incredible ten-day visit with my friend (and co-author), Chris Porter, and her husband Neil in Bristol, England. My last visit was in 2010, and Chris and I … Continue reading
Hello all! I’ve just had a fab-u-lous weekend up in Portland, Oregon and I was even able to fit in stops at a couple of quilt shops. Mind you, I had two-thirds of my males in tow so I had … Continue reading
Back when I was living on the East Coast, my two younger sisters and I established a tradition of meeting somewhere once a year for a spouse-free, offspring-free sisters’ reunion. For the first few years, we gathered in Lancaster, PA, for … Continue reading
Last Sunday, I was fortunate enough to attend an opening reception at the San Jose Quilt Museum for its new exhibit; Collecting New York Beauty Quilts: Bill Volckening’s Passion. It was extraordinary. Bill Volckening is a self described quilt magnet: he claims that … Continue reading
Considering Cyndy Rymer’s many jaunts featured here, you’ve got to wonder when she finds time to quilt. She does—boy, does she! (Plus long-arm quilting, pattern design, teaching, and retreating—quilterly destinations, that is.) Today, Cyndy goes international: I rarely turn down … Continue reading
If you’ve been following us here at See How You Sew, you know that I’ve spoken often of my co-author and dear friend, Chris Porter. Chris and I met over 20 years ago at the Jinny Beyer Quilt Seminar in Hilton Head, SC. I was teaching, … Continue reading